So I've been diabetic (again) now for about a year. And, I have to admit, I've been a terrible diabetic.

Since I'm on pills I feel like I don't have to watch my blood sugar numbers too closely as they don't work with the precision of insulin. I also feel like I'm entitled to eat whatever the heck I feel like, because I'm not overweight and therefore I'm not diabetic because I'm overweight.

Yes, I know intellectually these are all bad things, but my motivation to really take control is pretty low right now. I don't really know how to change it.

I keep thinking it's because of the pills, and that they're a blunt instrument so that I don't really have to pay attention to what I'm doing. It's like the difference between juggling with balls and juggling with knives. There are no major consequences if you get it wrong with balls, but if you mess up with knives you'll end up in a bad place.

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Comment by meee on October 14, 2013 at 2:37am

I think I might be the same way too if I weren't on insulin. How is your control overall, did you have a good a1c last time?

Comment by RogerAlyn on October 14, 2013 at 9:44am

The sad truth is you can either proactively control your health or reactively. I have been T1 for 49 years and although I have had to be a bit more concerned than you (especially for preventing lows) I have never been too worried about a few highs here and there. But now, as they say, I am starting to deal with a lot of issues and I am only in my early 50's. I'm really probably am not the right person to be standing on a soapbox, I know how you feel. It's a crapshoot. You always wish in hindsite that you did more when you had the chance. I wish someone could create a "motivation" pill for us all :)


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